[Coladam] Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers?

bob rslopsema at sbcglobal.net
Wed Mar 31 02:09:34 CEST 2010


I remember the name, and YES, he had some fantastic sounding ideas - which 
never came about.   I do believe that he did produce 1 newsletter though; 
have to see if I have a copy - either that or he was in the news in other 
newsletters of the era


Subject: Re: [Coladam] Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers?


> As far as I can recollect, Buck A. Rogers was CON-MAN! I never dealt with
> him and never say his newsletter (if one was every published). I do recall
> back in the day that he had announced many different hardware items and
> nothing was ever released. This is actually going back before ny days at
> NIAD.
>
> The only thing that makes sense with some of his hardware products he 
> talked
> about was the 3.25" Floppy Disk Drive. An old member of NIAD did come 
> across
> one of these Coleco Prototypes which installed inside of the Digital Data
> Drives and used 3.25" disks with a capacity of 256K (same as a data pack). 
> I
> never did see it, but I did see a lot of the other items mentioned in the
> last two issues of NIAD that were published. So it is possible that Buck
> Rogers got his hands on some of these Coleco prototypes and was planning 
> to
> reproduce them as his own creaion or simply showed these off to members of
> his group and took credit for them as well as money.
>
> Someone like Lyle Marschand would be able to shed some more light on this
> subject as I think he had some dealings with him and probably all bad like
> everyone else experienced.



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